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Poster: balph rellamy Date: Nov 30, 2011 8:16pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Star Trek TOS Season 1

Not in the US. There are ways to acquire it, but you won't find any of them here here, nor will you find anything with the ST label in PD. Not until about the year 2200.

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Poster: adamelijah Date: Nov 30, 2011 10:37pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Star Trek TOS Season 1

Not quite that bad. At the current copryight schedule, the first Season of Star Trek will come into the public domain in 2061. Provided fat cat lobbyists, don't pay for an extension.

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Poster: Quigs Date: Dec 1, 2011 4:56pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Star Trek TOS Season 1

I hope my grand nephew and niece can enjoy it. But probably by that time, there should have warp drive.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Dec 1, 2011 6:01pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Star Trek TOS Season 1

Those episodes were registered again in 1978 with new matter (New Matter: "all other cinematographic and sound track material.")
I guess this would push the PD date to 2073.

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Poster: The_Master_Cylinder Date: Nov 30, 2011 9:46pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Star Trek TOS Season 1

Or more precisely, Star date -122999.99996829001 :-D

This post was modified by The_Master_Cylinder on 2011-12-01 05:46:44

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Poster: cosmico Date: Nov 30, 2011 10:27pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Star Trek TOS Season 1

Ha! :)

STAR TREK episodes are available to watch here:

http://www.startrek.com/videos

Personally, the original pilot with Jeffrey Hunter instead of Shatner as the captain is more my cup of tea (Plomeek soup? Romulan ale?), despite any similarities to Forbidden Planet...got to see Gene Roddenberry's own 16mm workprint projected in 1972, a real trip. One of the few times I went to a sci-fi convention, the first and the best time. He was a hell of a nice guy too. It was a real revelation to all of us in that hotel ballroom. We'd all seen the two-part "Menagerie" show, of course, but "The Cage" was...wow.

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Poster: Quigs Date: Dec 1, 2011 9:21pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Star Trek TOS Season 1

You're right about that. The way I heard it, Mr Roddenberry took the character Captain Picard and fashioned him after Captain Chris Pike. Further, Jeffery Hunter backed out of the show after Hunter's wife said,"Jeffery won't even think of doing TV for he is a film actor."